Gynae department sets an example

Conducts 100 C-section deliveries of Covid patients sans complications

Gynae department sets an example

A woman being treated at the gynaecology department of Rajindra Hospital in Patiala on Saturday. Tribune photo

Karam Prakash

Tribune News Service

Patiala, April 24

Amid the unprecedented Covid times, the gynaecology department of Government Rajindra Hospital today achieved a rare feat of completing 100 caesarean deliveries of Covid patients without any complications.

Notably, caesarean delivery (C-section) is a surgical procedure and doing the same under the looming fear of the infection is a rare achievement, say experts. A majority of the staff of the department has been infected with Covid at least once since the beginning of the pandemic.

Dr Parneet Kaur, head of the department, said it was a tough task for her. However, the entire staff helped her to achieve this feat. Sources said beside 100 C-section deliveries, around 75 normal deliveries of Covid patients were also done at the hospital.

Talking about the difficulties faced in the C-section delivery of positive patients, she explained that PPE kits, which they had to wear during the process, made it a little difficult, especially in summers. “In the winter season, PPE kits were not much of an issue. However, wearing a PPE Kit for 1.5 hours or more during a delivery is very difficult. We have to keep ourselves hydrated all along to complete a delivery,” she said.

She, however, said no non-Covid patient suffered at the department all this while.

Meanwhile, Dr Harman Singh Rekhi, Medical Superintendent, Rajindra Hospital, said the hospital was catering to around seven districts of the state. “We did conduct the highest number of deliveries of Covid patients in the state. We have the best possible facilities at the hospital.”

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